After the inception of the Staatsballett Berlin as part of the Stiftung Oper in Berlin in 2004, the “Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Staatsballetts Berlin” was set up by committed patrons to support the ballet company in its efforts to develop the art of ballet and dance, to spark interest in and comprehension of ballet and dance, and to strengthen the recognition and importance of the Staatsballett Berlin nationally as well as internationally.

The members of the “Freundeskreis” feel strongly connected to the Staatsballett Berlin and are committed to its progress on many levels. As advocates and embassadors they have made it their mission to open up new perspectives for the ensemble and, as a reliable network, arrange valuable alliances.

In return the members enjoy special benefits. Depending on their member status – as a friend, sponsor or patron – they gain exclusive insights from behind the scenes. They are invited to open rehearsals, receive opportunities to watch the daily training of the dancers, and can get in touch with company members at frequent artist talks.

Management Board

Vera Gäde-Butzlaff | Chairwoman
Dr. Christiane Theobald | Deputy Chairwoman
Klaus Wowereit | Director
Corina Golze  | Treasurer

Anett Keller, Dr. Bernd Löhning | Financial Auditors

Alexandra van Veldhoven | Coordination

Articles of Association

Vereinssatzung (PDF, 144kb)


Freunde und Förderer des Staatsballetts Berlin e.V.
Alexandra van Veldhoven
c/o Staatsballett Berlin
Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
10585 Berlin

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